With only two weeks to go before the kick-off of a certain summer tournament, the Fantasy Football Scout Community have been focused on the build-up and potential fall-out from the World Cup on our domestic campaigns.
Our Hot Topics consider the extent of the fatigue factor on day one of the Premier League season, while we also consider those players likely to contribute to the Gameweek 1 template.
Elsewhere, World Cup Fantasy occupies our thoughts, as discussions touch on the start date and mechanics of the forthcoming official game from McDonalds.
Finally, news of a brand new community tournament – based on the World Cup friendlies starting tonight – ends our round-up.
The Community Articles
RedLightning ‘s analysis of the newly promoted teams to the Premier League from 2010-2018 has already found a place on our required reading list for the summer.
His findings suggest that we should tread carefully when considering Championship strikers, while clean sheets have also proved hard to come by in previous years. Thanks to increased save points, it is the goalkeepers that should occupy our thoughts based on his handy retrospective.
Elsewhere, Stoichkov#8 has taken the initiative and filled the gap for us Fantasy managers while we wait for the World Cup opener. He has set up a new Fantasy tournament running from tonight through to June 12, focusing on the forthcoming friendlies, with eight Gameweeks spanning the next 12 days. Managers must post on the Community Article each day with their selections, and he will do the rest.
Don’t forget, if you’ve got some analysis, scout reports, or features brewing, be sure to visit our community section to submit your article.
The Hottest Topics
Planning for the new season is already in swing as Triggerlips raised the prospect of introducing more FPL position categories as an improvement to the game. He suggests attacking and defensive midfield positions, as well as splitting the defence.
Away from potential rule changes, we switched attention to “FPL bang for buck” with our Hot Topic which looked to predict the best value players to emerge next season.
Meanwhile, FFFrøg considered how influential beaten Champions League finalists Liverpool will be in our Fantasy seasons, predicting them to make a crucial contribution to the Gameweek 1 template.
World Cup fatigue could be a factor that influences the teamsheets for that opening weekend, and we asked how likely this was to enter into our thinking when devising our initial squads.
Pep Guardiola typically requires little reason to frustrate us with his line-up, and with speculation on their future signings gathering pace, we also asked how we will approach Manchester City’s assets should the rotation risk escalate next season.
Switching back to the imminent World Cup Fantasy games, FFFrøg returned to provide some much-needed clarity on the launch of the McDonalds Fifa format.
Meanwhile, BITM2007 focused on the chips in that game, to present a strong case for activating them over the knockout stages.
To view all our discussions please visit our Hot Topics page.
The Community Tournaments
The World Cup Friendlies Fantasy Tournament started today, and the standings will be updated in next weeks Community Round-up. You can join the tournament in the relevant Community Article right here.
Meanwhile, organiser Stoichkov#8 clarified a few points for the tournament in this Hot Topic.
If you are considering setting up a community tournament for the World Cup and would like the latest scores included in future Community Round-ups, please email us a summary of the current leaders and a link to your league, spreadsheet, or head to head competition at firstname.lastname@example.org.